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Descriptor in English: Occultism
Descriptor in Spanish: Ocultismo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ocultismo
Descriptor in French: Occultisme
Entry term(s): Occultisms
Tree number(s): K01.672
Scope note: The belief in or study of practices and knowledge of magical, mystical, or supernatural powers. ALCHEMY, astrology, and many RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHIES are based upon occult principles.
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
PX psychology
See also the descriptors: Spiritual Therapies MeSH
DeCS UI: 9966
Descriptor UI: D009781
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/17
Occultism - Preferred
Concept UI M0015186
Scope note The belief in or study of practices and knowledge of magical, mystical, or supernatural powers. ALCHEMY, astrology, and many RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHIES are based upon occult principles.
Preferred term Occultism
Entry term(s) Occultisms



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